Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners Mission

To provide a supportive network and educational foundation for hoof care professionals and horse owners based on a holistic and progressive approach to equine hoof care.

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The outer form that allows the inner form to function optimally. Each hoof is a unique force which expresses itself to best serve that limb, on that animal, in that environment, at that time. The role of the trimmer is to support this natural process.



Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners was founded on March 2, 2008, during a meeting of dedicated hoof care professionals in Sacramento, CA. Founding members recognized the need for a quality, yet affordable education program for upcoming hoof care providers as well as a supportive community for established professionals.



Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners has developed a solid training program based on non invasive trimming methods and the latest research in hoof health.
The PHCP Chat group provides a forum where students and practitioners can ask questions and share information on any topic pertaining to equine health and well being
Continuing education and professional growth is at the heart of the PHCP organization. Exploration of new ideas and approaches to holistic hoof care are strongly encouraged



The PHCP membership is composed of individuals from diverse backgrounds. Many members and students have had successful careers in other fields, bringing diverse life experiences to our work with horses. The collective experience of PHCP practitioners represent many years of experience on thousands of hooves under every imaginable condition.

Anyone wishing to become a member submits an enrollment form,
which allows our Enrollment Committee to work with them personally and determine their placement within the program.

The PHCP is an officially 501(c)3 non-profit organization!

We are very proud to be recognized as a non-profit and appreciate all the hard work by the Board of Directors, in particular Linda Martin and Marie Daniels! Thank you sincerely to everyone involved in making this happen.

If you would like to take this opportunity to make a tax deductible donation toward the PHCP, you can do so by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button below.  It would be greatly appreciated and used toward funding educational opportunities, equine related studies and other similar events as they come up.  Thank you in advance for your support of the PHCP and promoting healthy horse care practices!’